Pellegrino's School of Music & Art molds artistic minds from toddlers to adults in a variety of visual and musical mediums. Though Pellegrino's breadth of subjects is diverse—ranging from kids' art classes to college-prep musical theory—its goal is simple: teach. Rather than splitting their time between renting instruments, selling sheet music, or any number of other services, the instructors focus intently on improving students' musical and artistic abilities through group and private lessons. Pellegrino's also takes their clients' time into account, offering music lessons over Skype so students don't have to worry about driving through traffic or running a seven-minute mile with a trombone strapped to their backs to make their lessons in time.
Skype lessons are limited at this time to guitar and drum lessons.
In a handful of studios scattered between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Springfield, Missouri, kids express their artistic creativity under the friendly supervision of Noah’s Art instructors. Classes cover a wide variety of topics—from painting and clay sculpture to vocals-based Song Art—and are arranged by age group, allowing children to interact with peers of a similar developmental stage while engaging in philosophical musings on the meaning of parent-enforced time-outs. Instructors also teach basic art tools and techniques, such as how to properly hold a paintbrush or sculpt clay using only your mind.
With more than 1,800 gyms in 10 countries around the globe and 24/7 access, Anytime Fitness makes it as easy as possible for its members to get in shape. Multiple strength-training and cardio machines can build stamina, increase agility, and tone limbs to rival the crisp bicep lines of statues in a nearby park. The center’s virtual classes teach fitness disciplines such as yoga, cycling, and kickboxing. Group training brings those disciplines into 3-D. As far as amenities, private showers and HDTV are just two of the many additional touches that make Anytime Fitness a welcoming workout arena.
Creative Concepts! helps aspiring artists delve deep into their souls to extract valuable nuggets of artistic talent. The Canvas and Cocktails art class—offered every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.—lets students emulate a featured piece of art (each day's painting can be seen here, guided by step-by-step instruction from insightful instructors. Canvases, paints, and brushes are all provided to help render aesthetic triumphs, be they dog portraits or abstract interpretations of census data. Of-age painting pupils are invited to bring the fermented juice of their favorite grain or fruit to sip on whilst composing their work.
As a member of the Ozarks Regional YMCA group, the YMCA of Springfield's locations have kept their doors open to peoples of all faiths, races, income levels, and abilities for more than 122 years. Today staffers continue to uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they ensure each location is a safe place for members to play, exercise, and strengthen family bonds weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. Adults can take aquatic, boot-camp, and Zumba classes or workout within fitness centers filled with cardio and strength-training equipment. Kids, meanwhile, can join in on youth basketball and soccer matches or stimulate their imagination, mental development, and growth in afterschool programs, a home-schooling program, and art classes. To help families grow and play together, the G. Pearson Ward branch offers family art nights and rock-climbing activities.
The Git Fit Headquarters team makes it their mission to help everybody reach their fitness goals and improve their quality of life, no matter how simple or difficult. They offer personal training, Git Fit Express, boot camps, and run special exercise programs that provide one-on-one feedback just for older adults. Adventure boot camps take women of all ages and skill levels on outdoor excursions complete with energetic activities to help participants lose weight. Git Fit Express provides people with a full workout in a short time-frame at an affordable price. For post-workout strains or soreness, onsite knowledgable physical therapists can provide targeted relief with recovery stretches.